I get it's a different culture and all however I don't think culture is sufficient justification for doing something which is harmful to your kids (whether it be shipping them off to live overseas for an extended period or female circumcision etc). Makes the finches look like saints by comparison. This is my assessment of the situation - I probably wouldn't say anything to them directly (or the Finchs for that matter).
I'd assume they also have much more of a "village" mentality than us.
ETA it's also a way for the children to maintain a sense of their culture, when the parents have moved to other countries.
And it's not the same as FGM. Calling it horrifying is NOT acceptable. You deciding it's not for you is fine. Calling it horrifying and liking it to FGM is judgemental and wrong.
Don't hide behind 'this is my opinion and I can say what I want'.
People do things differently than you. It does not make it wrong, bad ir detrimental to anyone. It is just different.
Maybe next time try and understand someone's culture and reasoning and be a tad more sensitive and empathetic.
VP, wtf! That is a completely unfair comparison. I often think you make certain comments just to throw fuel, but then comments like above show that you seriously have your blinkers on. Did you skip the empathy class in school?
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